Nose Electric Railway

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Nose Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Native name
能勢電鉄株式会社
Founded23 May 1908
Headquarters,
Japan
Parent Hankyu Corporation
Website noseden.hankyu.co.jp

The Nose Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (能勢電鉄株式会社, Nose (pronounced No-say) Dentetsu), occasionally abbreviated as Nose Railway or Noseden (能勢電), is a Japanese private railway company headquartered in Kawanishi, Hyogo, which links several areas in the mountainous Nose, Osaka, area to Kawanishi-noseguchi Station in Kawanishi, where one can transfer to Hankyu Takarazuka Line to Osaka. [1]

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Nose Electric Railway is a principal subsidiary of Hankyu Corporation. [2] A rush-hour special express train, the Nissei Limited Express, operates from Nissei-chuo Station to Umeda Station, the terminal of Hankyu in Osaka, in the morning and back again in the evening for commuters.

Lines and stations

Nose Railway lines in red, with Hankyu Railway network Hankyu map.svg
Nose Railway lines in red, with Hankyu Railway network

Nose Railway has two lines:

The former is the main route and the latter branches off at Yamashita Station.

In addition to the railway, Nose Railway operates a funicular (Myoken Cable) and a chairlift (Myoken Lift).

Operations

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)LocalLimited ExpressConnectionsLocation
Myoken Line
Through sectionOsaka-umeda (Hankyu)
NS01 Kawanishi-noseguchi 川西能勢口0.0SS Kawanishi Hyōgo Prefecture
NS02 Kinunobebashi 絹延橋1.2S| 
NS03 Takiyama 滝山2.1S| 
NS04 Uguisunomori 鶯の森2.7S| 
NS05 Tsuzumigataki 鼓滝3.5S| 
NS06 Tada 多田4.2S| 
NS07 Hirano 平野5.2SS 
NS08 Ichinotorii 一の鳥居6.4S| 
NS09 Uneno 畦野7.1SS 
NS10 Yamashita 山下8.2SS
  • Nissei Line
NS11 Sasabe 笹部8.6SNissei Line
NS12 Kōfūdai 光風台10.3S Toyono, Toyono District Osaka Prefecture
NS13 Tokiwadai ときわ台11.2S
NS14 Myōkenguchi 妙見口12.2S
  • Myoken Cable
Nissei Line
NS21 Nissei-chuo 日生中央2.6 (from Yamashita)SS Inagawa, Kawabe District Hyōgo Prefecture

Myoken Cable and Myoken Lift

StationJapaneseConnectionsLocation
Myoken Cable
Kurokawa黒川
  • Myoken Line via walk
Kawanishi, Hyōgo
Cable Sanjōケーブル山上
  • Myoken Lift via walk
Myōken Lift
Myōken-no-mizu Hiroba-mae妙見の水広場前
  • Myoken Cable via walk
Kawanishi, Hyōgo
Myōkensan妙見山 

Rolling stock

Nose Railway uses second-hand EMUs from Hankyu. The trains operate on 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) track.

As of 1 April 2017, the fleet operated is as follows. [3]

A four-car 7200 series EMU (set 7200) is scheduled to enter service on 19 March 2018. This is made up of former Hankyu EMU cars. [4]

Former rolling stock

History

The Nose Electric Railway was founded on 23 May 1908. [5] The Kawanishi-noseguchi to Ichinotorii section opened on 13 April 1913, electrified at 600 V DC. [5] The extension to Myōkenguchi was opened on 3 November 1923. [5]

The line voltage was increased from 600 V to 1,500 V DC on 26 March 1995. [5]

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References

  1. "Nose Electric Railway Co., Ltd.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. "Hankyu Corporation -- Company History". www.company-histories.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. 1 2 私鉄車両編成表 2017私鉄車両編成表 2017 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2017] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2017. p. 163. ISBN   978-4-330-81317-2.
  4. 能勢電鉄7200系,3月19日から営業運転を開始 [Nose Electric Railway 7200 series to enter service on 19 March]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 20 February 2018. Archived from the original on 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄: 全国私鉄165社局掲載データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 140. ISBN   978-4-7770-1336-4.

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.